Gabby Douglas may have won Olympic gold in London, but ever since her historic accomplishment, the focus has been on her hair and her daddy. Many outlets are calling Gabby’s father a deadbeat, while others are painting a picture of Timothy Douglas as a loving and supportive father.
Pictures of Timothy at Gabby’s gymnast trails can be found online, with daddy Douglas waving a giant flag in support of his daughter.
He surprised his baby girl and she spoke about his pleasant arrival saying:
“I’m like, ‘Who’s calling my name?’ And then I look up. It was my dad and his friend, and I haven’t seen him in a while,” Gabby said. “They were holding up the flag. And I almost felt like bawling. I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, Dad!’”
Well, while the verdict is still out on Gabby’s dad, celebrities with daddy issues are still a pretty common thing. From Adele, to Jay-Z, the lack of a father figure hasn’t stopped many celebs from achieving greatness. Take a look below to get to know which celebs suffer daddy issues.
Daisy Lowe had no idea who her father was, until a DNA test proved that rock star Gavin Rossdale was her daddy! Yes, Gwen Stefani’s man! Now that’s cray.
Jay-Z and his father weren’t on speaking terms as he grew up. Jay’s dad walked out on his mother, but the father and son reconciled shortly before Hova’s father passed away.
Lindsay Lohan‘s rocky relationship with her father is well documented. They weren’t on speaking terms for what seemed like forever, before reconciling briefly. She eventually stopped speaking to Michael Lohan since he stopped paying child support for her siblings Ali and Cody. (Via TMZ)
Adele‘s father Mark Evans walked out on her mother when she was just 2 years old. He’s now gone on record to admit his regrets – but it’s a little too late now.
Lil Wayne‘s real father wasn’t around, so at age 9, Birdman swooped in and became a father figure in Lil Weezy’s life.
From little to big! Shaq made it no secret he had daddy issues when he made a song called “Phil Is My Father.” In the song, Shaq talks about how his real father didn’t bother.
Angelina Jolie and her father actor John Voight didn’t speak for years, until she called him in 2007. They’ve slowly made strides at a new relationship.